Arroyo Squash Staff

   
Karen Kronemeyer 
Karen was born in Melbourne Australia and has 17 years experience training and coaching top squash players in the world. Karen reached a world ranking of 33, was Dutch National Champion and played on the Dutch national team for 6 years. Karen moved to Philadelphia in 2008 where she built a successful squash program, filtering majority of her players into Ivy League schools. Karen has now moved to LA and excited to inject her squash experience into the juniors at ASRC.
She plans to infuse the program with positive energy and create a fun, healthy and stimulating environment for players. She encourages everyone to be apart of this experience, in watching the growth of squash on the West Coast being rooted from ASRC.

Alex Reynolds
Coaching Experience

Three year Professional Squash Instructor at Pittsburgh Golf Club. 
Acquired techniques/expertise from some of the world’s best including David Palmer, Miguel Angel Rodriguez, Julian Illingworth, Karim Darwish and Natalie Grainger. 
Two years tournament coaching experience throughout Northeastern U.S. 

Highest Junior Ranking Achieved:
BU17 #5 in the U.S.
BU19 #9 in the U.S.

Other junior achievements include:
 1st Place finish in Italian Junior Open BU17
 5th Place finish in U.S. Gold Nationals BU19
 1st Place BU19 Midwestern Junior Championships
 1st Place BU19 Lawrenceville Gold

LA Coaching Experience

Squash Associate Teaching Professional at Arroyo Seco Racquet Club. 
Private coaching includes in depth technical analysis, footwork/fitness exercises, isolated drills, synchronized games, and strategic development. 
Growing program which consisted of 20 junior players in June 2016. March 2017 there are over 50 junior squash players active at Arroyo Seco. 
Provide weekly instruction for high school students at The Sequoyah School. 
Conduct weekly squash clinics for juniors and women of all skill levels.
Organize and host junior squash tournaments at Arroyo Seco

Tom Williams 

School Squash Career


   

                 Tom grew up in Scotland and began playing squash at Gordonstoun School, in a very well established junior program. He trained and  competed everyday with some of Scotland’s top squash players in junior tournaments and captaining the school team in the Highlands & Islands Premier League. In 2012, after one year of college squash in England he moved to Los Angeles. Now coaching at ASRC he looks to grow the amazing game of squash, introducing it to new players of all ages and coaching a number of Southern California’s top junior players. In lessons, Tom combines elements of technique, footwork and fitness training while emphasising that squash is not only the healthiest sport in the world, but also the most fun!

 

College

      Studied at Falmouth University in England

      Played in the number 1 position on the University squash team in the 2013/14 season

 

Coaching

      Expertise gained in the importance of a good mentality in squash from world reknowned sports coach, Jaz Karim      

   Organised and led Summer camps with kids of all ages

     Work on a daily basis with many of Southern California’s top junior players

     Lessons are focussed on technique, movement and physical awareness

    Clinics work on conditioning and matchplay


Arroyo Squash

Arroyo Seco features four international squash courts, the first being constructed in 2013. The program has been flourishing, with a number of adult players at all levels enjoying the new facility. The club also has some top junior squash-players being groomed for national excellence by our in-house squash professional Bob Hanscom.

Squash-playing members may reserve the court for up to one week in advance - and pay no additional fees. Non-members may rent the squash court for $25.00 per hour on a walk-in basis, but may not reserve the court in advance.


Arroyo Squash Instruction

Arroyo Seco boasts one of the country's top squash teaching professionals, Bob Hanscom.

Born and brought up in New England and following his nine-year junior athletic career as a figure skater, Bob earned an advanced degree in bio-mechanical analysis and served as owner and director of the North Shore School of Gymnastics in Massachusetts. 

Later he served as Executive Director of the American Gold elite gymnastic training center in Connecticut. He was also a member of the United States Elite Gymnastic Coaches Association, primarily involved with the selection process of potential elite gymnasts. During this time Bob competed in squash-league competition in the Boston area - and in 1984 earned his World Professional Squash Association (WPSA) teaching certification. 

In 1986, Bob, wanting to find his "place in the sun," came west and created the teaching professional's job at the University Club of Los Angeles, which he held for seven years. In 1993 Bob became the teaching professional at the prestigious Los Angeles Athletic Club, overseeing their program and building the community to over 150 players, a position he held for 15 years.

Bob was nationally-ranked as the #1 player in his age group in America eight different years, beginning with the inaugural U.S. Squash international game championships in 1984. He is also a U.S. Squash nationally certified referee, assessor and instructor, conducting seminars and refereeing at the World Championships, Pan American Games, Pan Am Federation Championships and many national, regional and local squash events.

Bob may be best known for staging many unique squash events, among them the EBG U.S. Professional Championships numerous times; the North American Invitational, featuring the top male and female professional squash-players living in Canada, America and Mexico; the "Clash of the Female Titans," featuring the four top women players in the world, Nicol David, Vanessa Atkinson, Rachael Grinham and Natalie Grainger, the only four women professional squash players who could boast being the current or former world  #1 and World Champion.

In 1998 Bob organized the United States National Squash Championships featuring over 300 players, where for the first time, setting up the all-glass portable squash court on the stage at Macy's Mall in downtown LA. He also hosted in exhibition, Amr Shabana, the #1 professional player in the world - and Ramy Ashour, the (then) world junior champion...now senior world #1; and the Women's International Players Association (WISPA) LA Squash Open.


At the Arroyo Seco Racquet Club, Bob has begun to develop a strong boys and girls junior program, (coaching and accompanying them to tournaments), as well as offering junior and adult private, semi-private and group lessons. Contact Bob for private lessons or for additional squash-related information.